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Mauritius Appoints First Female President: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim



Mauritius President

Mauritius has elected its first female president, 56-year-old Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.

The Economic Times reports that her appointment was on Thursday approved by the Indian Ocean island’s parliament.

An alumni of the universities of Exeter and Surrey in Britain, Gurib-Fakim is currently director of the Mauritius-headquartered Centre for Phytotherapy Research (CEPHYR), which carries out research on plants for use in cosmetics, nutrition and therapy. She is also the chair of organic chemistry at Mauritius University, and has worked with the World Bank and other international institutions.
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  1. Engoz

    June 4, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    Go Mauritius!!!!!

  2. le coco

    June 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

    madam carry go.. notin do you… strength and wisdom is wht i wish you…. YAY MAURITIUS

  3. Ishwar Datt Sharma

    December 7, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Lot of Congratulations to Ameenah Gurib-Fakim……….& Welcome to All Mauritious People………..I’m from INDIA

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